Over the next four months, CVS’ Project Health wellness programs will provide more than $14 million in free health services to communities throughout the United States with significant numbers of uninsured or underinsured patients, the company recently announced.
More than 1,000 events will be held at select CVS/pharmacy stores in 27 markets. The services will include blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, and cholesterol screenings. Project Health will also offer a smoking cessation program.
"Smoking is the leading cause of premature disease and death in the United States, with more than 480,000 deaths annually," said Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS/pharmacy. "By offering a comprehensive and uniquely personalized smoking cessation program at our Project Health events, we are making it easier for our customers to take the first step to a healthier life."
According to CVS, Project Health has delivered more than $72 million worth of free healthcare services to nearly 730,000 customers since 2006. The program started in 10 markets but has expanded to 17 additional cities.
"By addressing healthcare challenges, such as ethnic disparities and lack of access to preventive care, we can make a difference in the health and well-being of our customers,” Foulkes said. “It's just one more way we are helping people on their path to better health."
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